SESSION 1 FRIDAY 8TH JUNE AFTERNOON SESSION GIN SCHOOL


We’re over the moon to have Desmond Payne MBE, Master Distiller at Beefeater Distillery, joining us to share his Gin wisdom at our Gin School. Desmond is widely regarded as one of the world’s most experienced and respected gin distillers and he will be taking students through his own Gin College where you’ll learn all about gin from the man himself.

All Gin School events will include a free gin based drink.

You CANNOT come to this unless you're already a ticket holder for Belfast Gin Fest Friday afternoon session. It's only open to people attending the main event.

Tickets are non-refundable.

FRIDAY 8th JUne
1.30 to 2.30pm
'gin college'
by desmond payne mbe


FRIDAY 8th JUne
3 to 4pm
'a history of gin and the mixed drink'
by conor brady

Join local legend of booze Conor Brady on a casual meander through the foggy history of mixed drinks down the centuries, and Gin's influence on their creation.

All Gin School events will include a free gin based drink, (in this case it will be an amazing gin cocktail mixed by Conor)

You CANNOT come to this unless you're already a ticket holder for Belfast Gin Fest. It's only open to people with tickets to the appropriate Session.

Tickets are non-refundable.


friday 8th june
4.30 to 5.30pm
'echlinville distilling masterclass'
by graeme millar

We’ve asked Graeme Millar, Head Distiller at the Echlinville Distillery to take us through the process and the craft of gin but most importantly how to taste and enjoy it. 

All Gin School events will include a free gin based drink.

You CANNOT come to this unless you're already a ticket holder for Belfast Gin Fest. It's only open to people with tickets to the appropriate Session.

Tickets are non-refundable.